Child Nutrition assists school districts and other institutions in providing quality nutrition programs that promote life-long healthful living while providing nutritious meals each day that prepare children for learning. Our programs guide gives an overview of the programs offered and the number of children served in Washington.
If you would like additional information about operating Child Nutrition Programs during unanticipated closures, please visit COVID-19 Nutrition & Meals Guidance web page.
Program information for the National School Lunch Program (NSLP), School Breakfast Program (SBP), the NSLP Seamless Summer Option (SSO), the Special Milk Program (SMP) , and the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP).
Program information for the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) and the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP).
Program information on operating the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food Distribution or USDA Foods Program.
Other Program Information
Purchasing information and regulations for those operating Child Nutrition Programs.
Details and requirements for Child Nutrition Program operators working with Food Service Managment Companies.
Information on claiming and reimbursement rates in Child Nutrition Programs.
The Washington Integrated Nutrition System (WINS) is an online system for Child Nutrition Program sponsors to enter application information and file claims.
This page includes the Area Eligibility Report, Fiscal Reports, Free and Reduced-Price Eligibility Report, Participation Reports, and Administrative Review Reports.
Child Nutrition Programs grants include: the National School Lunch Program Equipment Assistance Grant, Breakfast Meals for Kids Grant, the Summer Meals for Kids Grant. This page outlines these grants, past recipients, and grant writing tips.
USDA Nondiscrimination Statement
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.